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Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$161,940
50th Percentile Wage
$114,230
25th Percentile Wage
$78,190
10th Percentile Wage
$55,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $161,940. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $114,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,870. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 189% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Average Salary of Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers vs. Related Jobs

Table 3. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $136,020. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $74,730).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$136,020
Finance and Insurance
$135,740
Information
$134,860
Mining
$127,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$125,480
Manufacturing
$120,240
Utilities
$117,890
Wholesale Trade
$117,470
Construction
$106,530
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$102,590
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$100,680
Transportation and Warehousing
$99,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$98,620
Educational Services
$94,870
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$94,120
Federal, State, and Local Government
$87,430
Health Care and Social Assistance
$87,210
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$82,560
Retail Trade
$79,560
Accommodation and Food Services
$74,730

Table 4. Salaries of Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Related Occupations

The average annual salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager related occupations at the national level is given in Table 4. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Marketing Managers
$127,130
Marketing and Sales Managers
$116,490
Sales Managers
$110,660
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$101,510
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$96,720